ASCAP Writer membership ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Smoothsax, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Smoothsax

    Smoothsax Guest

    Ok, what exactly is a club or venue licensable by ASCAP? I written songs. If I performed those songs in the Sports Bar at Arco Arena in Sacramento, would I qualify for a membership to ASCAP as a writer?

  2. dwoz

    dwoz Guest

    Whether or not you play the songs, you qualify to be a member in ascap or one of the other rights organizations, when you PUBLISH something.

    The people who PAY ascap are the venues and media organizations that PERFORM/PLAY the music that you write. Then, they do some byzantine math, and pay you some share.

    A venue is "licensable by ASCAP" when music is publicly performed/played.


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